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coffee + cre8tive [apr 27 06]


Hope everyone is doing great and having a nice day so far. I wanted to tell you about a new sponsor here at decor8, Fabulous Stationery based in Philadelphia. Featured in Life & Style, Marie Claire, Better Homes & Gardens Decorating and Time Magazine (to name a few), they create snazzy personalized stationery for any occasion that is both colorful and modern. I’m very excited to have their support and wanted to let you know about them if you haven’t already noticed their box in the right column. Click here to learn more about this talented group of designers and to view their personalized note cards.

(image copyright 2006 fabulous stationery)

Posted in uncategorized on April 27, 2006
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The Dock Downtown: Grand Re-Opening April 29 + 30 in LA


If you’re in the LA area, join The Dock Downtown to celebrate their grand re-opening party, complete with a free bbq and sofa raffle (valued at $950). They’ve expanded their retail space and now offer over 20,000 sq ft of designer home furnishings and decorative accessories at up to 80% off retail. Visa, Mastercard and cash only. Delivery available. And yes, by all means, bring a friend.

Rave reviews for The Dock Downtown include:

“High-end furnishings at sexy prices.” – LA Weekly
“Gorgeous Goods.” – Budget Living
“Why should your closet have all the fun?” – Daily Candy

Where: 1481 East 4th Street, downtown LA. Free parking.
When: Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30th from noon – 5:00 p.m.

Contact: 323.446.0281 x 201 for details.

thanks for the tip, Michelle!

(images from the dock downtown)

Posted in uncategorized on April 27, 2006

Branch "Live" Event: San Francisco April 29 + 30


Can I get a woot! woot! This came in from Paul and Tracy over at at Branch. This weekend, they are having their first brick and mortar retail event. Branch carries beautifully designed sustainable products online, but for two days only, April 29th and 30th, they’ll have a “flash store” event selling most of what they offer online as well as additional lines including Heath Ceramics and, believe it or not, sustainable bath towels constructed using beech wood fiber! There will also be some other surprises as well. Please spread the word about this event and if you’re in the Bay Area, drop by between 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on both days to say hello.

Here’s the address and additional details:

Where: 1684 15th Street (between Valencia and Mission) in San Francisco, right around the corner from Jack Hanley Gallery. Here’s a map.

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 29 – 30. Hours are 1pm – 8pm both days.

Other: Credit cards cheerfully accepted (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover).

Questions? Feel free to contact them at info [at] branchhome [dot] com or 415-341-1824.

(images from branch)

Posted in uncategorized on April 27, 2006

Design Within Reach – 50 New Items!

Fresh finds from Design Within Reach! DWR just introduced the gorgeous Brazilian Juliana Armchair ($598) by Aristeu Pires along with 50+ additional brand spanking new items available in stores or online. This armchair can’t be described as simple or cold, but rather comfortable and curvaceous, oozing with warmth and style. Everything from its classic form and solid wood back and armrests are quintessential design elements from Brazil, connecting it back to its Scandinavian roots.


I also found affordable new lighting at DWR, too. The Eclipse Lamp ($98) almost resembles a nautilus (at least to me), designed by Mauricio Klabin. I’m also loving their new Drop 1 + 2 Pendants ($198) from Peter Bowles. What do you think? Yes or No?


More of my fresh picks from DWR include the Space Cube ($198) from designer Flemming Busk and the Chilewich Looped Mat ($248) from designer Sandy Chilewich.

(images from DWR)

Posted in furniture on April 27, 2006

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